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Area Management

The Blackbeard Island Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness" as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques when visiting the Blackbeard Island Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.

Questions regarding specific regulations should be directed to the Savannah Coastal Refuges headquarters office 843-784-2468. General regulations include: Defacement, damage, or removal of any government sign, structure, or marker is prohibited. Feeding, capturing, or hunting wildlife is strictly prohibited unless otherwise authorized. All of the refuge's historical, archaeological, and natural resources are protected. Artifact hunting is not allowed. Do not pick flowers or remove vegetation. Shell collectors are asked to take no live shells and to limit their collection to a handful. Dogs, cats, and other pets (including horses)are not permitted. Day use only; overnight use is prohibited.